Since our move of the Guest House to Fort Jacques, we have had to use the buildings we already have at Fort Jacques to house volunteers. Sometimes, it has made things very crowded for adoptive families, volunteers, and teams when they are all here at the same time!
Several years ago, the Rick and Larry Stephens families made a sizable donation to start building a new Guest House at Fort Jacques. Then last year, Mr. Al Quesnel and his Canadian Foundation made another large donation to finish the Guest House. Mr. Quesnel also donated funds to purchase and install a solar system for GLA. We are very thankful for everyone who has donated funds and time and effort to see that the Guest House is getting built!
We were concerned since Tim Parker passed away and John Bickel found that he had cancer that it would slow down the construction efforts, but just the opposite has happened! Jeremy Pollock, a general contractor from Arizona and Colorado, has been working with the Haitian crews and with FaceTime has pushed to get the Guest House done by the beginning of 2020!
I would like to share with you the progress made on the Guest House in the last few months. It’s exciting to see the progress and know that soon we will have a place for all volunteers and staff to eat together. The balcony on the second floor has the most beautiful view of Port-au-Prince and the ocean. We will have worship on the balcony once it’s completed.
We have a new family from Alaska coming to run the guest house for us. They will be coming at the end of December. Please pray for them as they prepare to come and work at GLA. Pray that the construction schedule will continue to move along and that the Guest House will be finished in January of 2020!